A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale | Lagunitas Brewing Company

A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
BA SCORE
4.21/5
8,930 Ratings
A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' AleA Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 50% wheat malt and all the "C" hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#956
Reviews:
1,681
Ratings:
8,930
pDev:
9.98%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
497
Gots:
2,985
Trade:
5
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a: lightly hazed amber golden with a creamy cap of white carbonation, nice retention and lace

s: the hoppy nose reeks passionfruit and red grapefruit, loaded with tropical and floral aromas atop a totally dominated wheat malt body, perhaps some soft banana esters from the yeast, a hop bomb, my gripe is that it doesn't really show any characteristics in the style - but don't really care

m: soft carbonation on the high side of medium, light-medium bodied

t: killer juicy tropical fruit hops, mostly sweet and pulpy with some crisp citrus undertones, nice sweet florals, the wheat is mostly hidden but provides a nice clean sweetness, some yeast character makes it out intact in the form of banana, moderate bitterness in the flavorful finish, strikes a few more chords than the aroma and gets a higher score as a result

d: just fine, this wheat-ipa hyrbrid is a great alternative take on the style if perhaps a cheap way to pull it off (ie. pour add a ton of hops)

standard pint at Taphouse on Queensway, Hampton, VA

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. I am somehow just now finally getting around to reviewing this one; it has been years since I've last had this beer. Looking forward to having it again. Listed here as an American pale wheat ale, I always thought it was an IPA.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a bright juicy orange body. Light chill haze, with three big fluffy fingers of white head. Very good head retention for the high 7.50% abv. Good thick scattered white lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The nose has all of the traditional aromas of a hoppy IPA - orange, grapefruit, papaya, pine, fruit rinds. Some soapiness present. A juicy tropical fresh smelling aroma.

T - Taste follows the nose - big bitter grapefruit / orange rinds, piney, herbal, hoppy. Lemongrass / wheat presence. The wheat is more noticeable on the taste than on the aroma. Very nicely balanced.

M - Feel is crisp, creamy, and bitter. Resinous piney hops. Dry on the finish. Light bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a delicious beer from Lagunitas, it's easy to see why this is one of their flagship beers. Deliciously drinkable.

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale ---4/5.

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A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 8,930 ratings
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